Scholarship Programs

As a Franklin student, you may be eligible for several scholarships, including the competitive Choose Ohio First scholarship for undergraduate students.

The following is a list of scholarships offered by other organizations that you may be eligible for:

CIO Tomorrow, in cooperation with Student Scholarship Partners Lightower, CAS, OCLC and Motorists Insurance Group, will award scholarships to central Ohio students who excel in the fields of computer science and IT.

The CIO Tomorrow Student Scholarship Application is to be completed by an undergraduate student who is a resident of Ohio, majoring in Information Systems, Computer Science, or other Technology-related fields, is at least a sophomore and has at least one year of study remaining, beyond the current academic year.

The 2017 CIO Tomorrow Program Scholarship Committee will review all applications and award scholarships based on academic success, involvement in extracurricular activities, and leadership. Two letters of recommendation are required.

To apply, go to

Application deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017

The scholarship winners will be notified by Thursday April 4th, 2017. The winners will be recognized and awarded their scholarships by Lightower , CAS, OCLC and Motorists Insurance Group at the CIO Tomorrow event held April 11, 2017 at Noon at the Hyatt Regency's Grand Ballroom, downtown Columbus, Ohio. They will have the opportunity to attend this one-day event free of charge.


The Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents) Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is created for students seeking a bachelor degree in the STEMM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine). Franklin University's Computer Science and Management Information Sciences programs have been initially approved for this competitive scholarship, which is funded jointly by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Franklin University. Beginning in Fall 2015, all undersgraduate majors in CS, MIS, ITEC, ISEC and WEBD are eligible for this scholarship.

The award is for between $2,500 - $6,325 annually divided over two trimesters each year.

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The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American. Find out more and apply today.


One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, American Association of University Women (AAUW) is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014 - 15 academic year.

Six fellowships and grants are open for application right now, including one for women students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Find out more about and apply for AAUW's fellowships, grants, and awards.


ACM-W awards scholarships to women students for attendance at research conferences. Currently, 20 scholarships are awarded in 6 funding cycles per year. The scholarships are open to women internationally at all levels of study.

Executive Women International

As a Member Firm in Executive Women International (EWI), Franklin University is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST).

The ASIST scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students provided by the Columbus Chapter of EWI. The goal of the ASIST Program is to enable recipients to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on the recipient's personal life, employment, family and community. As the scholarship is offered for the Central Ohio area, applicants must reside in either Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Union, Pickaway, Madison, or Delaware County.

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above).

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

The SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Benefits include: Full tuition, Stipend, Health Insurance, Employment placement after graduation, and more. US citizens only.

The application is currently available and the deadline to apply is December 15th, 2014.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

This scholarship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds into teaching in high-need secondary schools.